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World map. Computer graphic of the World with continents appearing black with the coasts highlighted in blue. Oceans are represented in black and overlaid with a grid. The grid represents lines of longitude (vertical) and latitude (horizontal). The map is centred on Europe. Lines of longitude meet at the North and South Poles. In making the longitudinal lines parallel, land at in the polar regions appears to be be much larger than it actually is. This style of map is known as a Mercator cylindrical projection.
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